The Offspring (American punk)

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The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984. Originally formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band's current lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland, lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman, bassist Todd Morse, multi-instrumentalist Jonah Nimoy and drummer Brandon Pertzborn. The Offspring is often credited (alongside fellow California punk bands Green Day, NOFX, Bad Religion, Rancid, Pennywise and Blink-182) for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the 1990s. During their 39-year career, the Offspring has released 10 studio albums and sold more than 40 million records, making them one of the best-selling punk rock bands in history.

The band's longest-serving drummer was Ron Welty, who replaced original drummer James Lilja in 1987 and stayed for 16 years. Welty was replaced by Adam "Atom" Willard in 2003, who was replaced four years later by Pete Parada, who remained until he was fired from the band in 2021 after his doctor recommended against the COVID-19 vaccine. He was officially replaced two years later by Pertzborn. Gregory "Greg K." Kriesel (one of the Offspring's co-founders) was the band's bassist until he was fired in 2018; this left Holland as the sole remaining original member. Kriesel was replaced by Todd Morse of H2O, who had been the Offspring's touring guitarist since 2009.

After achieving a local following with their early releases, including their 1989 self-titled debut album and the vinyl-only EP Baghdad (1991), the Offspring signed with independent label Epitaph Records and released two albums: Ignition (1992) and Smash (1994). Smash, which contained the band's first major hit "Come Out and Play", is one of the best-selling albums released on an independent record label, selling over 11 million copies worldwide and helping to propel punk rock into the mainstream. The success of Smash attracted attention from major labels including Columbia Records, with whom the Offspring signed in 1996; their first album for the label, Ixnay on the Hombre (1997), did not match its predecessor's success, but received favorable reviews and gold and platinum RIAA certifications. The band's fifth album Americana (1998) regained their previous level of popularity, obtaining support from MTV and radio and selling over five million units in the US. The Offspring has since released five more albums: Conspiracy of One (2000), Splinter (2003), Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace (2008), Days Go By (2012) and Let the Bad Times Roll (2021).

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1989The OffspringThe Offspring35
1992IgnitionThe Offspring48
1997Ixnay on the HombreThe Offspring4.69
1998AmericanaThe Offspring4.0519
2000Conspiracy of OneThe Offspring3.518
2003SplinterThe Offspring3.610
2008Rise and Fall, Rage and GraceThe Offspring3.6511
2012Days Go ByThe Offspring3.66
2021Let The Bad Times RollThe Offspring2.57

Album + Compilation

2005Greatest HitsThe Offspring4.217
2010Happy Hour!The Offspring2

Album + Live

1995Glastonbury Festival 1995The Offspring2


1986I’ll Be WaitingThe Offspring1
1994Come Out and PlayThe Offspring3
1994Self EsteemThe Offspring45
1995Gotta Get AwayThe Offspring2
1996All I WantThe Offspring5
1997Gone AwayThe Offspring6
1997The Meaning of LifeThe Offspring1
1997I ChooseThe Offspring2
1998Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)The Offspring47
1998The Kids Aren’t AlrightThe Offspring6
1999Why Don’t You Get a Job?The Offspring8
1999She’s Got IssuesThe Offspring4
2000Original PranksterThe Offspring7
2000Want You BadThe Offspring7
2001Million Miles AwayThe Offspring6
2003Hit ThatThe Offspring5
2004(Can’t Get My) Head Around YouThe Offspring4
2004Spare Me the DetailsThe Offspring1
2005Can't RepeatThe Offspring2
2008You’re Gonna Go Far, KidThe Offspring3
2012Days Go ByThe Offspring1
2012Cruising California (Bumpin' in My Trunk)The Offspring1
2015Coming for YouThe Offspring1
2018DownThe Offspring1
2018Self Esteem / Down311 / The Offspring1
2020Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)The Offspring2
2021Let The Bad Times RollThe Offspring1
2022Behind Your WallsThe Offspring1
2022Bells Will Be Ringing (Please Come Home For Christmas)The Offspring2

Single + Soundtrack

2002Defy YouThe Offspring3
2016SharknadoThe Offspring2


1991BaghdadThe Offspring1
1997Club MeThe Offspring1
2014Summer NationalsThe Offspring1

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